Showing Your Value as a New Graduate During a Recession

By Alexis Stiebe Don’t be discouraged new college grads! I know that if you graduated this spring, the future is filled with uncertainty. The sudden recession and unexpected restrictions caused by the pandemic have upended multiple industries. The way this recession mirrors the environment new grads were faced with 10 years ago is clear. Back… Read more »

It’s Time to be the CEO of Your Career

CEO of your career

By Alexis Stiebe Have you evaluated your career goals lately? How far are you along your career path? Career change is the new normal so be sure that the moves you make get you closer to your main goal.  It is up to you to be the CEO of your career. Some recent trends show… Read more »

Pinpointing Your Passion

Passion, Motivation, Career

By Alexis Stiebe We are all adjusting to today’s new normal and how it has changed our careers and our lives. Recent events may cause us to think about what’s truly important to us. Whatever your current employment situation is right now, you have the potential to change and grow in your career. What is… Read more »

Take Control of Your Career Path

Do you have a clear career path in your current organization? Career pathing is a plan you make with your employer that charts your path and development within the organization. It should include milestones you need to reach, and skills you should learn, to reach the next stage in your career. These can be promotions… Read more »

Stress Can Be Measured

Stress in Business

By Mike Smith, President/CEO Stress is getting more attention all the time, especially in today’s world, as a leading cause of workplace dissatisfaction, poor performance, and turnover. There are numerous articles outlining novel ideas for stress reducing activities including yoga, relaxing techniques, and some companies even endorsing a nap or siesta time. Six Major Environments… Read more »

Identifying Company Culture Before Accepting the Job Offer

company culture

Company culture is a very important factor to consider when deciding if a role will be the right fit for you. Culture fit can greatly affect your happiness and your level of satisfaction in your role. We spend most of our waking hours at work, so a good cultural fit should be high on your… Read more »

Give the Greatest Gift; Happiness

The gift of happiness

By Kevin O’Connor, Training and Development Manager Aristotle was quoted, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” When our first child was born, there was a quick transition from the thought “wow, it costs a lot to raise a child” to “I will do anything… Read more »

Who Guides You? The Coach or the Cheerleader?

Coach and team

By Buck Medley We all need support and advice in our careers. We are, in general, part of teams for a bigger cause. These teams can do great things within organizations. The question is, are you being guided by the cheerleader or the football coach? Which of these teammates is helping you develop and expand… Read more »

Remote Solutions and Achieving Your Pie

remote worker eating pie

Working remotely has many advantages for employees and their employers including lower cost for both, added flexibility, reduced stress, and often improved satisfaction and quality of life. However, a few extra challenges come with managing your desk remotely including: Internet bandwidth and consistency Family interruptions due to easy access Greater dependency on self-motivation Speaking from… Read more »

Your Value Proposition is the Key to Reaching the Next Level

The farm equipment industry is experiencing a period of uncertainty this year which can cause personal uncertainty about your own career success. Navigating this current instability can make it harder to focus on your future goals. Establishing a strong value proposition will keep your career on the right track through industry ups and downs. Your… Read more »